Sahel: $20m to curb impact of COVID-19 on refugees

Public health, the well-being of refugees and the host communities in the Sahel are at the heart of the latest tripartite agreement between the African Development Bank (AfDB), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the G5 Sahel signed Thursday. The agreement enables a critical $20 million COVID-19 response across the five countries of the Sahel […]

God is Liberia’s hope for genuine recovery

By Alexander Redd Inherently, framers of the Liberian Constitution wholeheartedly proclaimed the birth and survival of the Republic of Liberia solely on the gracious reliance and guidance of the one and true Divine God (not many gods). For Christians, the Constitution’s Preamble that acknowledges and proclaims this reality, is the manifestation of fundamental principles and […]

Webinar on German, African business relations

While Covid-19 has hit world markets very hard, African economies are showing more resilience than others. Out of the 37 countries escaping recession this year, 22 are Africans according to the IMF’s latest forecasts. Post Covid-19, Africa will remain the fastest growing region in the world, and one where a new world also means new […]

Liberian orphans call for help

The proprietor of a Liberian orphanage is calling on philanthropist organizations to come to its aid. William Garblah who runs the Williams and Garblah Orphanage Home in Charlie Town in Grand Bassa County said as the number of coronavirus cases continue to go up in Liberia, he is finding it very challenging to meet the […]

UN passes resolution on business and human rights

On 17 July, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution by consensus that will increase focus on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Norway headed the negotiation process leading up to the resolution. ʽWith this resolution, the Human Rights Council is sending a clear message to states […]

Infrastructure is so much more than bricks and mortar

By Carl Manlan and Michael Mapstone Often when people speak about the need for infrastructure development in Africa, they are discussing bricks and mortar, improved physical structures such as transportation links, hospitals and schools. But creating a world in which the African continent can truly flourish and provide long term stability and growth for millions of people […]

A chance for businesswomen in Nigeria, Malawi

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has launched a new initiative “Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy” and is pleased to announce the call for applications for a Startup Incubator in Malawi and Nigeria. The 12-month program is funded by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and will support 70 women involved in […]

Sweden: African film festival in October

The annual CinemAfrica film festival held in Sweden will be a wholly online affair to be staged in October. CinemAfrica film festival 2020 is a new and exciting concept, which is due to Covid-1. The organizers, Sweden-based CinemAfrica, will also collaborate with the online streaming platform Festivalscope to keep the film festival going through on […]

Africa could experience economic growth next year

Africa’s economic growth could rebound in 2021, provided that governments manage the COVID-19 infection rate well, according to updated forecasts from the African Development Bank, released on Tuesday. In a comprehensive socio-economic assessment of the pandemic’s impact, the bank said growth was now projected to rebound to 3% in 2021 from -3.4% in the worst-case […]

Switzerland: Liberian war crimes suspect trial put off

The trial of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), has again been postponed by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court. The trial was initially scheduled to take place in April in Bellinzona, Switzerland. However in March, it was postponed by the court due to the measures imposed by the Swiss […]